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Race Dates

2016: TBD
2015: TBD

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Trail
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 63°F (17°C)
Average High: 67°F (19°C)
Average Low: 58° F (14°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.45
Course Score: 98.33

Race Size

2016: No Results
2015: No Results
2014: 433 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: N/A
2014: 19.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Bob Potts Marathon course is relatively fast, but the mid to late May temperatures and moderately high humidity may slow those down who are not acclimated well.

The course is made of a soft, crushed stone. It is extremely flat, but there is a very slight elevation increase on the way out and decrease on the way back.

Marathon Rankings

The Bob Potts Marathon was the th largest marathon in the U.S. in 2014. Ranking for last year will be updated once the results have been posted.

In 2014, 19.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.

It ranks th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2014.

Its Course Score of 98.33 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th fastest course in Pennsylvania.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Bob Potts Marathon a PR Score of 97.45. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in Pennsylvania.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 543 feet (165m)
Min Elevation: 375 feet (114m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Bob Potts Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2013 Bob Potts Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Very low key, great logistics, felt like I was on a long run with friends. The course was great. Good crowd support at all road intersections. Lots of water stops. Very scenic course. Much faster, easier, course than Boston

Race Tips

You can maintain a pace within seconds for every mile. On the return you can increase your pace with he same effort since its slight downhill all the way. Great course to set a PR.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Cheap, easy to get to, park hotel. I pulled in , registered and picked up my race registration in 10 minutes. Lots of parking at the start, no traffic, 5 minutes from hotel. Hotel has late check out so there is time to shower after the race. Good restaurants. In town. Hotel gave a bagel, banana, and water starting 4:30am

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Bob Potts Marathon in 4:24:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.